Crystal Gayle singles discography

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Crystal Gayle discography

Crystal Gayle performing at The Fairfield Halls, Croydon (UK) in 2007.
Releases
Singles 57
Music videos 13
Other singles 3
Other appearances 13

The singles discography of Crystal Gayle, an American country artist, consists of sixty one singles, thirteen music videos, three other charted songs, and nine other album appearances. Upon graduating high school, Gayle signed with Decca Records and released her debut single "I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes" in 1970. In 1974, she signed with United Artists Records and focused on a more country pop production, which was showcased through her first single for the label entitled "Wrong Road Again".[1] The single became Gayle's first record to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[2] From her second album, Gayle had first number one single with "I'll Get Over You", followed by her second later in the year called "You Never Miss a Real Good Thing (Till He Says Goodbye)".[1] In mid-1977 Gayle released the most successful single of her career, the jazz-influenced ballad, "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The song not only became her third number one single on the Billboard country chart, but also reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and gained major international radio airplay. It won Gayle the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1978[3] and nominated the song for the Academy of Country Music Awards' "Single of the Year" award. With her next single her label issued a song from her 1976 album named "Ready for the Times to Get Better", which became her fourth number one country single.[1] After its release in 1978, When I Dream spawned her second major country pop crossover single, "Talking in Your Sleep"[4] and her fifth number one single, "Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For".[3]

After releasing three more top ten singles, Gayle switched to Columbia Records and released her first single for the label, "Half the Way, in 1979. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and peaked in the top twenty on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] From the album it was released from, Miss the Mississippi, the song "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" reached number one and "The Blue Side" became a country top ten hit, while also becoming a minor pop hit. From her next two albums (These Days and Hollywood, Tennessee) the singles "If You Ever Change Your Mind", "The Woman in Me", and "Livin' in These Troubled Times" became major hits on Billboard's country chart.[4] In 1982 her duet recording with Eddie Rabbitt entitled "You and I" became another country pop crossover hit.[1] The same year Gayle had three number one Billboard country hits from the album True Love: "Baby What About You", "'Til I Gain Control Again", and "Our Love Is on the Faultline". After moving to Warner Bros. Records in 1983, she had two additional number singles from her album Cage the Songbird.[3] These singles among her previous under Columbia Records made significant chart peaks on the adult contemporary chart as well.[1] In 1985 Gayle collaborated with Gary Morris on the single, "Makin' Up for Lost Time", which served as the theme song for the popular television series Dallas and led to two more collaborative singles with Morris.[4]

From Gayle's next studio album, Straight to the Heart (1986), "Cry" and the title track became her final singles to reach the number one position on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[5] Although switching to Capitol Records in 1990, her singles from her debut album on the label were not successful.[3][5] During the rest of the decade, Gayle only occasionally released singles from her albums. In 2010, Gayle released a song with American Idol finalist Mishavonna entitled "Christmas Everywhere", her sixth duet single.[6]

Singles[edit]

1970s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US Country
[7]
US
[7]
US AC
[8]
CAN Country
[9]
CAN
[10]
CAN AC
[11]
UK
[12]
1970 "I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes)" 23 34 N/A
1972 "Everybody Oughta Cry" 70
"I Hope You're Havin' Better Luck Than Me" 49
1973 "Show Me How"
1974 "Restless" 39
"Wrong Road Again" 6 17 Crystal Gayle
1975 "Beyond You" 27 47
"This Is My Year for Mexico" 21 23
"Somebody Loves You" 8 1 Somebody Loves You
1976 "I'll Get Over You" 1 71 40 2
"One More Time (Karneval)" 31 26 Crystal
"You Never Miss a Real Good Thing
(Till He Says Goodbye)
"
1 1
1977 "I'll Do It All Over Again" 2 3
"Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" 1 2 4 1 1 1 5 We Must Believe in Magic
1978 "Ready for the Times to Get Better" 1 52 3 1 60 4 Crystal
"Talking in Your Sleep" 1 18 3 1 11 3 11 When I Dream
"Why Have You Left the One You Left Me For" 1 22 1 16
1979 "When I Dream" 3 84 20 3
"Your Kisses Will" 7 35 14 5 We Should Be Together
"Half the Way" 2 15 9 1 56 2 Miss the Mississippi
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

1980s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[7]
US
[7]
US AC
[8]
CAN Country
[9]
CAN AC
[11]
1980 "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye" 1 63 17 1 7 Miss the Mississippi
"The Blue Side" 8 81 16 4 3
"If You Ever Change Your Mind" 1 18 3 5 These Days
1981 "Take It Easy" 17 3
"Too Many Lovers" 1 1
"The Woman in Me" 3 76 17 2 6 Hollywood, Tennessee
1982 "You Never Gave Up on Me" 5 3
"Livin' in These Troubled Times" 9 30
"'Til I Gain Control Again" 1 12 True Love
1983 "Our Love Is on the Faultline" 1 23 1
"Baby, What About You" 1 83 9 1 9
"The Sound of Goodbye" 1 84 10 9 Cage the Songbird
1984 "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love" 2 15 1
"Turning Away" 1 1
"Me Against the Night" 4 1
1985 "Nobody Wants to Be Alone" 3 4 Nobody Wants to Be Alone
"A Long and Lasting Love" 5 5
1986 "Cry" 1 1 Straight to the Heart
"Straight to the Heart" 1 2
1987 "Nobody Should Have to Love This Way" 26
"Only Love Can Save Me Now" 11 18 The Best of Crystal Gayle
1988 "Nobody's Angel" 22 * Nobody's Angel
"Tennessee Nights" 44 *
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released
* denotes unknown peak positions

1990s[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[7]
CAN Country
[9]
1990 "Everybody's Reaching Out for Someone" 60 Ain't Gonna Worry
"Never Ending Song of Love" 72 78
1991 "It Ain't Gonna Worry My Mind" 84
1992 "Three Good Reasons" Three Good Reasons
1995 "Someday" Someday
1999 "Two Sleepy People" (with Willie Nelson) Crystal Gayle Sings the Heart and Soul of Hoagy Carmichael
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

Other singles[edit]

Collaborative singles[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[7]
US AC
[8]
CAN Country
[9]
1985 "Makin' Up for Lost Time (The Dallas Lovers Song)" Gary Morris 1 36 4 Dallas: The Music Story
1987 "Another World" 4 What If We Fall in Love?
1988 "All of This and More" 26
1998 "When I Dream" Fizz N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

Guest singles[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[7]
US
[7]
US AC
[8]
CAN Country
[9]
CAN
[10]
CAN AC
[11]
UK
[12]
1982 "You and I" Eddie Rabbitt 1 7 2 1 35 1 81 Radio Romance
2010 "Christmas Everywhere" Mishavonna N/A
2013 "Beautiful Life" Sherry Lynn A Beautiful Life
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

Christmas singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1986 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" A Crystal Christmas
1987 "O Holy Night"

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
US Country
[7]
CAN Country
[9]
UK
[12]
1977 "I've Cried (The Blue Right Out of My Eyes)"
(re-release)
40 36 I've Cried the Blue Right Out of My Eyes
1979 "Your Old Cold Shoulder" 5 5 We Should Be Together
1980 "River Road" 64 47 Favorites
"Heart Mender" 58
1983 "Everything I Own" 93 True Love
"Keepin' Power" 49 Crystal Gayle's Greatest Hits
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
1979 "Half the Way"
1980 "If You Ever Change Your Mind"
1982 "'Til I Gain Control Again"
1984 "I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love"
1985 "Nobody Wants to Be Alone"
"A Long and Lasting Love"
"Touch and Go"
1986 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
1988 "Nobody's Angel"
1992 "Three Good Reasons"[15] Thom Oliphant
1995 "I Made a Promise" (with Eddie Rabbitt)
"Someday"[16] Tom Bevins
2003 "Hallelujah I Love Him So"

Other appearances[edit]

Year Appearance Album
1982 "Here Comes the Rainbow" In Harmony 2[17]
"You and I" (with Eddie Rabbitt) Radio Romance[18]
1994 "It Had to Be You" (with Peter Nero) It Had to Be You[19]
1995 "I Made a Promise" (with Eddie Rabbitt) Gordy (soundtrack)[20]
1997 "Falling in Love for the Night" (with Charlie Daniels) Volunteer Jam VII[21]
1999 "I Can't Forget You" (with Patsy Cline) Patsy Cline Duets, Volume 1[22]
"We Could, You and I" (with Don Walser) Here's to Country Music[23]
2000 "In a Mansion Stands My Love" (with Johnny Russell) Actin' Naturally[24]
2007 "Barbara Allen" (with Harold Carr, Kansas Settlers Band, and John McEuen) The Music of the Wild West[25]
2013 "Beautiful Life" (with Sherry Lynn) A Beautiful Life

References[edit]

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  6. ^ "Mishavonna Henson cuts Christmas duet with Crystal Gayle". USA Today. 2 November 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
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  8. ^ a b c d Whitburn, Joel (2007). Top Adult Songs 1961-2006. Record Research, Inc. ISBN 0-89820-169-1. 
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  11. ^ a b c "Canadian Adult Contemporary search for "Crystal Gayle"". RPM. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  12. ^ a b c "Chart Stats — Crystal Gayle". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 31 October 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "BPI searchable database". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 6 November 2010. 
  14. ^ "Search results for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Crystal Gayle : Three Good Reasons". Country Music Television. Retrieved October 14, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Tom Bevins' Music Videos". Tom Bevins. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
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  18. ^ "Radio Romance > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  19. ^ "It Had to Be You > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
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  21. ^ "Volunteer Jam VII". Amazon. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  22. ^ "Patsy Cline Duets, Volume 1". Patsified. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "Here's to Country Music". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  24. ^ "Actin' Naturally". Amazon. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  25. ^ "The Music of the Wild West". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 November 2010.